23 June 2021
Bilton Court care home honours residents' special friendship
Bilton Court care home is showing how age is no barrier to making friends by celebrating the friendships between residents at the home.
As part of Anchor Hanover’s #weunderstandfriendship campaign, a new initiative recognising friendships, the care team at Anchor’s Bilton Court care home in Wellingborough is celebrating the friendships forged between residents at the home.
One special friendship at Anchor’s Bilton Court in Wellingborough is between Beryl Chapman, 92, and Anne Durrant, 84. The pair knew each other prior to living at the home as they both used to attend the same care centre several years ago. Beryl, who has lived at the home for two years, and Anne were joyfully reunited when Anne recently moved in.
Beryl and Anne are full of smiles now that they are reunited and can be found chatting away and sharing memories.
I’m so happy that Anne moved in here. It’s great to talk about old times and the people we both knew. We’ve got a lot in common and value the companionship so much.
Beyond their memories, Beryl and Anne also have a mutual understanding of what it is like to live with partial vision. Beryl is partially-sighted and Anne is registered blind, so they support one another with this experience as well.
Carley Young, Manager at Anchor’s Bilton Court care home, said:
'It’s wonderful to see Beryl and Anne reconnect. Friendship is so important and after a difficult year, we also know that friendship is more important than ever. It’s always lovely to see new residents settling in and making new friends. Some people think that it can be harder to make new friends as you get older but friendships like the one between Beryl and Anne shows that building genuine connections can happen at any age.
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